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    Forest River Bus Headquarters
    2367 Century Drive
    Goshen, IN 46528
    +1(800) 348-7440
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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Vehicle Safety Certification Labels may need to be replaced due to loss or modifications to increase/decrease maximum capacity. Please note any vehicle capacity adjustment must be approved and weights verified by Forest River Bus’s Engineering Department prior. Replacement labels can be ordered through an authorized Forest River Bus Dealer.

No – we do not sell factory direct. In order to assure the best possible experience, we encourage customers to work and purchase from the Authorized Brand Dealer located in your territory. You can find the Authorized Dealer in your territory by selecting a brand and entering you state/province on our Dealer Locator.

To receive an elevation please contact your Authorized Dealer. Please have the following information available and allow 48 hours to receive unit specific information.

  • Forest River Bus Unit Number –found on Vehicle Safety Certification Label
  • Chassis VIN

Vehicle Safety Certification Labels may need to be replaced due to loss, or modifications made to increase/decrease maximum capacity. Please note any vehicle capacity adjustment must be approved and weights verified by Forest River Bus’s Engineering Department prior. Replacement labels can be ordered through the Service Department, found on our Contact Us page.

Contact the Forest River Bus factory for more information. 800.348.7440

For technical support, you should contact a Forest River Bus Dealer. There you'll find knowledgeable and trained resources who can help.

The Altoona bus center tests buses for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance, structural integrity, durability, fuel/energy economy, noise, along with emissions to provide the transit community with research, testing, and educational resources that enhance the quality, safety, efficiency of transit vehicles, operations, and components. Learn more at https://www.altoonabustest.psu.edu/

Owner/Maintenance/Warranty Manuals

Owner’s Manuals are placed on a USB and shipped within the vehicle from the factory to the dealer. An Owner’s Manual can also be downloaded here:

Regularly scheduled maintenance is a necessity to keep your vehicle in tip top shape, and the best way to avoid downtime associated with costly repair work. Forest River Bus has produced a simple maintenance checklist for all users which can be accessed here.

Parts, Chassis & Serial Number

Contact your authorized Forest River Bus Dealer.

Utilize the dealer locator to find the dealer nearest you. Your satisfaction is very important to us. Should you need additional assistance in finding a dealer or experience difficulty obtaining the parts you need, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Us portal.

The Serial Number can be found in the following places:

  • Title
  • Insurance Policy
  • Driver’s Side, Lower Corner of Windshield
  • Vehicle Safety Certification Label in the Driver’s Door

This is a very common question with the Commercial Bus industry, not just Forest River Bus. The chassis for a conversion product is purchased from the chassis manufacturer (Ford, Chevy, International, or Freightliner) as an “Incomplete Vehicle” with an established chassis serial number. When Forest River Bus completes the conversion, we assign a model year and a Forest River Bus serial number. The Commercial Bus industry and the chassis manufacturer model years change at different times. For example Forest River Bus was built on a 2018 chassis in December; however, the bus was not completed until early 2019, the chassis and conversion years are different.

The value of the Forest River Bus is determined by the fiscal year the vehicle is completed, not necessarily the model year of the chassis. This may vary by state.

Terms and Definitions

The maximum permissible weight of the vehicle when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, luggage, passengers and optional equipment. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the advised GVWR.

Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards are U.S. federal regulations specifying design, construction, performance, and durability requirements for motor vehicles and regulated automobile safety-related components, systems and design features.

The Department of Transportation serves the United States by ensuring a safe and accessible, nationwide transportation system. Each state also has their own Department of Transportation, which provides specific transportation regulations per state.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides and enforces vehicle performance standards, and partners with state and local governments to reduce injuries, deaths and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.

Commercial Driving License is required to drive commercial motor vehicles over a specific GVWR. States may also require drivers to have a CDL to operate vehicles legally. Prospective licensees should verify CDL requirements per state specific CDL Manual.

Under the ADA, the Department of Transportation issues and enforces accessibility standards for transportation vehicles. These requirements apply to new or remanufactured vehicles. Specific ADA regulations can be found at: https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulations-and-guidance/civil-rights-ada/ada-regulations

Compressed Natural Gas is an alternative fuel vehicle utilizing natural gas rather than gasoline or diesel. Existing gasoline-powered or diesel vehicles may be converted to run on CNG and is used due to convenience and being cost effective.